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Posted: February 07 2015
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DescriptionWe are looking for that special someone that shares the same passion for philanthropy, youth, and community development that we do. The Adrenal Foundation, is a national nonprofit organization that is committed to providing support, information and education to individuals suffering from adrenal fatigue and other diseases of the adrenal glands, and we could use an extra pair of adrenals (hands). Grants Management interns conduct comprehensive research to identify grant opportunities from foundations, corporations, and government institutions. Interns help maintain accurate records on the Foundation’s current and prospective relationships including application deadlines, grant proposals, signed contracts, and all other pertinent information.
So why join forces with us? For starters, we are awesome! Just kidding! But seriously, the adrenal foundation is very passionate about helping others. Though we are somewhat known in the Chicago area and respected, we’re still a burgeoning nonprofit. By you coming on board, you’ll get in on the ground floor of building one of the most impactful organizations in Chicago as it pertains to helping our youth. You’ll learn from us about the idiosyncrasies of how to build a sustainable nonprofit from the legal side to the financial. You’ll also get to work with our incredible Board of Directors and pick their brain.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is entrepreneurially minded and wants to use his or her own two hands to grow a real business. It’ll do wonders for you professionally, socially, and hopefully spiritually.
ResponsibilitiesAs a grant manager, some of your Responsibilities include
• Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations,
persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders;
• Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations;
• Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program
• Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts;
• Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports;
• Conducting prospect research;
• Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage
supplemental material required for proposals’
• Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.
The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail- oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity with Raisers Edge and Foundation Center databases. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree (and or seeking), and 1 -5 years of relevant experience are required.
DURATION: Three-month minimum commitment
HOURS: 15 hours per week (minimum)